Nowadays most users use messaging apps for communication and chatting. WhatsApp is one of the most popular messaging apps. Now the Indian Army has also got a messaging app like WhatsApp. In fact, under the ‘Self-reliant India’ campaign, the Indian Army has developed a new messaging app. This messaging app of the Indian Army has been launched under the name ‘Secure Application for the Internet (SAI)’. Colonel Sai Shankar has created this app. The Army’s app supports end-to-end secure voice, text and video calling service on the Android platform via the Internet.
Better Security Features
While sharing information about this app, the Ministry of Defense said that this messaging app created by the army is similar to WhatsApp, Telegram, SAMVAD and GIMS. Security features have been used in this app of the Indian Army. This app uses end-to-end encryption messaging protocols. Meaning that no third party can take its data. Only the person to whom the message is sent and who has sent the message will be able to read it. Even app developers cannot read that message. The ministry says that SAI is superior to other apps with local in-house servers and security features with coding. Also, these features can be changed as per the requirement.
Process in progress for iOS platform
The ministry has issued a statement saying that this app has been tested by panel auditors of CERT-in and Army Cyber Group. At the same time, work is on to file for Intellectual Property Rights (IPR) on NIC. Please tell that at the moment it has been released only for the Android platform. This app is in progress for the iOS platform. Soon this app will be released for iOS platform.
Defense Minister congratulated
The Ministry of Defense says that the new app SAI will be used throughout the army. This enabled the introduction of secure messaging with this service. At the same time, the Defense Minister reviewed this app and congratulated Colonel Sai Shankar for making the app.